A PIVOTAL renewal of the Goffs Orby Sale delivered a level of trade befitting Ireland’s flagship thoroughbred sale as the trying times of 2020 were banished to the distant past by two days which represented a hark back to the pre-Covid era.

After the sale’s enforced move to Doncaster last year and a really tough two days, the Orby needed to bounce back as it returned home and it did so in fine style with every area rebounding to produce a level of trade befitting one of Europe’s key yearling sales.